Cucumber Dal Recipe

Cucumber Dal is one of my favourite dal variety. I like cucumber when we use it in dal or raitha.  My MIL makes cucumber stew with coconut and moongdal and it would tastes so delicious.It tastes dainty and cucumber dal is one of the perfect accompaniment for roti / chapati. Even I love to mix paruppu podi with cucumber dal and mix with rice. Instead of making plain dal, cucumber with thoor dal is one of the rich combination. The preparation of the cucumber dal is same as plain dal, so it would be one of the simplest and tastiest dish for any Indian Bread..

Cucumber Dal Recipe
Cucumber Dal Recipe

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins

Cucumber Dal Recipe
Cucumber Dal Recipe

Thur Dal3/4 Cup
Green Chilli1
Chopped Garlic1 tablespoon
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Chopped Coriander Leaves2 tablespoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml
For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon
Red Chilli

Cucumber Dal Recipe
Cucumber Dal Recipe

  1. Pressure cook the thurdal and keep it aside. Finely chop the onions and tomatoes and keep it aside. Peel the skin of cucumber and chop it to small cubes. Heat oil in a pan, add broken red chilli and saute it for a second. Then add mustard seeds along with cumin seeds. 

  2. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add finely chopped garlic and saute it for couple of minutes. Then add finely chopped onions along slit green chilli along with pinch of salt and saute the onions till they are translucent. 

  3. Next, add chopped tomatoes and add mix well. Then add cubed cucumbers to the pan

  4. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook the tomatoes and cucumber in medium flame for 10 minutes. The tomatoes and cucumbers would be cooked nicely by now. Meanwhile, nicely mash the thur dal and keep it ready

  5. When the cucumbers are cooked nicely, add the mashed thur dal and mix well. When the dal starts to boil, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame

  6. Serve the yummy Cucumber dal with any Indian bread!!!
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    Cucumber Dal Recipe

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I tried it this a couple of days back. Easy and fast to make and tastes good. Today substituted cucumber with ridge gourd (peerkangai) and it came out good. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

Thanks for a great menu, This Variety Rice recipes would be a different idea from the routine recipes.
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I make it the same way with sorakkai. comes out excellent



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